She walks briskly through the hospital,head held high
the insults hurled at her on a daily basis..and the stains
oh gosh!the stains..all the excrete of the human body
she soldiers on tirelessly,though her aching body cries for sleep
she smiles even though her heart is in tatters
a million things to do,a million people calling for help
everyone demanding help,always demanding..never asking
so many roles..social worker,lawyer,cleaner
the scapegoat for other people’s faults
beneath the cool composure she is frantic,worried sick,exhausted
but nobody asks if she is ok..has she eaten?peed?sat down for even a sec?
she looses a bit of herself within these walls
her amour wears thin,her heart not immune to the sorrows
when there is no reason to smile, and a billion things to cry about..
she remembers why she came here in the first place..
why she chose to labour,for so little,unappreciated,spat on
her compensation is in the smiles and gratiTude of her patients
her honor in ferrying a person home to heaven, peacefully and respectfully
delivering life to this world,sharing this greatest moment with parents
easing pain..physical or emotional
repairing and restoring a person to their wholesome self
SHE IS A NURSE! an angel,real life superhero
with a vow to serve
so smile back at her and ask her how she is holding up..it’s allowed!
say thank you! but even if you don’t..
I will help you with love in my heart,and a smile on my face
because I am a NURSE!